[ExI] Kripke is in trouble!

Gordon gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Wed May 8 18:23:59 UTC 2013

BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:

> Apparently [<-- sentence adverb] "Hopefully" has been in common usage for over 30 years with everybody except the grammar Nazis using it. 

In fact I am a member of a discussion group called "Grammar Nazis Anonymous" where we debate these sorts of issues until we're blue in the face. :) 

Some of us are prescriptivists, believing that English should follow certain rules. Others of us are descriptivists, believing that English should be whatever is common usage. Most of us are somewhere in between, depending on the issue at hand. 

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